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UAE Labour Market Reform: Resolutions 765 & 766 of the UAE Labour Law

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Jul 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The UAE Labour Market Reform – Resolutions 765 of 2015 (termination of contracts) and 766 of 2015 (Labour ban) of the UAE Labour Law

The implementation of the UAE labour market reform was carried out over three resolutions which simultaneously came into effect on January 1, 2016. The aim of the Ministry of Labour was to create transparency in the employment relationship and ensure the supervision of contracts.

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Topics: UAE Labour Market Reform

The Conflict Between UAE Labour Law & Policies of Various Corporations

Posted by Courtney Myra on Jul 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The UAE Labour Law (Federal Law No. 8 of 1980, as amended) (“UAE Labour Law”) is a law that widely regulates the employment relationship between the Employers and Employees in all seven emirates of the UAE.

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Topics: UAE Labour Law

The Effect of VAT Implementation In The UAE For 2018

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Jul 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

What is VAT?            

Value-Added Tax (VAT) is a kind of consumption tax that is linked to a product whenever values are added every step of the supply chain, i.e. for materials and/or parts from other suppliers, in the process of manufacturing, and the product’s final sale. VAT is usually confused with sales tax by many. Sales taxes are placed on the final sale of goods unlike VAT, where taxation applies to each step of the supply chain.

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What Is The Legal Process in the UAE If I Get Stopped At The Airport?

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Jun 26, 2017 9:25:00 AM

The customs and laws in the UAE may feel very different especially compared to Western countries, which could cause confusion for expats while in transit and/or visiting the country, as they are most likely unaware of the rules and regulations. Therefore, it is important to be diligent about the local customs of the UAE prior to your arrival. The same issue concerns the expats in terms of legal process and laws who reside in the UAE and more or less familiar with the country.

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Topics: Legal Processes

How Long Does It Take For A Legal Case To Be Processed in the UAE?

Posted by Omar Odeh on Jun 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The duration of the legal process in the UAE will largely depend on the substantive aspects of the case, the quantity of the parties involved in the dispute, procedural issues such as the need for an expert or the amount of witnesses, the evidence and documents that will be presented to the court, the case value, and whether the parties will appeal up to the Federal Supreme Court.

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Topics: Legal Process in the UAE

Understanding The Litigation Process In The UAE

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Jun 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The UAE has seven Emirates/states under the federal government. Each of these states can promulgate their own laws as long as they are in conformity with the federal laws and the constitution, which override all state laws. The judicial process as a whole is governed by the UAE Federal Civil Procedures Code.

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Topics: Litigation

How To Choose A Law Firm In The UAE?

Posted by Courtney Myra on Jun 5, 2017 1:15:32 PM

The UAE offers a wide spectrum of internationally and locally operating law firms with a variety of services. Finding the right legal representation in Dubai and Abu Dhabi still proves to be a challenge due to the surplus of options. The expatriates residing in the UAE often encounters difficulties in understanding the regulations and legal pitfalls, as well as the language, since the courts only operate in the Arabic language. There are a few things to take into consideration when it comes to finding the perfect law firm for legal assistance.

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Topics: UAE Lawyers